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The Official Journal of the Korean Academy of Kinesiology 2011;13(2):55-61.
Published online April 30, 2011.
Injury Analysis in Swimming Athletes
Yong-Kweon Kim, Jin-Wook An
CSI Sports Clinic
SCU Swimming Team
Correspondence:  Yong-Kweon Kim,
Email: caliaperkim@hanmail.net
Received: 25 February 2011   • Accepted: 5 April 2011
Abstract

INTRODUCTION
The purpose of this study was to analyzed the injuries and provided injuries information for swimming athletes. Few studies have attempted to analysis swimming injury in korea.
METHOD
The subjects were involved 64 swimming athletes(M:44, F:20), they were already registrated as a athlete in korea swimming federation. Athletes with injury of past history were 37 persons, and the rest athletes had no any injuries. Clinical exercise professional who had been experienced for 15 years had tested their epidemiology, stress test. Also We confirmed the result of their radiological test. We analysed χ² test and frequency analysis. The significance was α=.05.
RESULT
The shoulder was the most injury lesion in swimming athlete(p=.000). Also, Muscle was the most injury structure(p<.000). The Impingement in Shoulder injuries was much more than other injuries. But, There was no significantly change between male and female in swimming injuries. Distance swimmers have much more injuries than sprinter.
CONCLUSION
The results confirmed that swimmers have the most frequently pattern in shoulder injury by impingement. We knew that backstroke player had more injuries than the freestyle and distance swimmers had a more injuries than sprinter. However, there was no significantly change between swimming types, genders, and distance.
Keywords: Swimming, Injury, Epidemiology, Impingement
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